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Holiday Events

Holidays in Monterey Bay are very special and offer cozy feelings! Various holiday-themed events take place in Carmel, Monterey and Pacific Grove during Christmas, Mother's Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving and more. Mark your calendar and choose the best event, dinner or festivities you want to be part of when visiting or staying in Monterey, California.



Father's Day on the Wharf

Father's Day on the Wharf

#1 Old Fishermans Wharf
Monterey, CA 93940

Jun 16, 2024 at 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Bring your Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather and your family to celebrate Father’s Day on the Wharf on Sunday, June 16 2024. Providing a great backdrop for photos, Monterey Bay Photo...

Monterey 4th of July Pancake Breakfast

Monterey 4th of July Pancake Breakfast

600 Pacific St.
Monterey, CA 93940

Jul 4, 2024 at 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Join Monterey Firefighters Charity Pancake Breakfast from 7:30am to 10:30am at Fire Station #11. Breakfast includes warm fluffy pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit and all the fixings, and...

Carmel-by-the-Sea 4th of July Celebration

Carmel-by-the-Sea 4th of July Celebration

Corner of Ocean and Junipero
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Jul 4, 2024 at 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Join us for an old-fashioned, family-style celebration in Devendorf Park across from Carmel Plaza on Ocean Avenue with Monterey County Pops! that will debut its return with a live performance on July...

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Monterey 4th of July Celebration

Monterey 4th of July Celebration

Alvarado Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Jul 4, 2024 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Monterey's 4th of July Parade 2024 is not to be missed and starts at 10am at the corner of Alvarado and Pearl streets. Come and join us to enjoy the festive floats, patriotic displays,...

4th of July on the Wharf

4th of July on the Wharf

#1 Old Fishermans Wharf
Monterey, CA 93940

Jul 4, 2024 at 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Monterey's Old Fisherman’s Wharf will be festively decorated for 4th of July with an opportunity for wonderful photo ops for your family and friends. Schedule of Events 2 pm - 5...

4th of July Living History Day

4th of July Living History Day

20 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Jul 4, 2024 at 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Monterey State Historic Park is celebrating our country’s independence with a special Living History Day on July 4, 11am-3pm in the Memory Garden behind the Pacific House Museum at Custom...

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Pacific Grove 4th of July Celebration

Pacific Grove 4th of July Celebration

148 Grand Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Jul 4, 2024 at 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce will host a Fourth of July Drive and Dine event at Jewell Park in downtown Pacific Grove from 11am -3pm. The event will feature patriotic decorations and...

Seaside 4th of July Celebration

Seaside 4th of July Celebration

440 Harcourt Ave.
Seaside, CA 93955

Jul 4, 2024 at 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The City of Seaside will be hosting its annual Red, White and Blues festival from 11am to 4pm. This event will take place on the City Hall Lawn and will feature a petting zoo, pony rides, Inflatable...

Trick or Treating in Downtown Pacific Grove

Trick or Treating in Downtown Pacific Grove

Downtown Pacific Grove
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Oct 26, 2024 at 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Ghosts and goblins of all ages are invited to this free family event. Activities include candy, giveaways, music, the PGPD Halloween Safety Zone and special offers at participating businesses. Children...

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Pumpkin Pandemonium

Pumpkin Pandemonium

1410 Del Monte Center
Monterey, CA 93940

Oct 31, 2024 at 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Come celebrate Halloween with your family at The Del Monte Shopping Center! Candy and glow sticks will be handed out, free pumpkins will be available in our Pumpkin Patch along with other kid friendly...

Halloween Bonanza

Halloween Bonanza

986 HIlby Avenue
Seaside, CA 93955

Oct 31, 2024 at 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The City of Seaside will be holding its annual Halloween Bonanza at the Oldemeyer Center located at 986 Hilby Avenue in Seaside. The event will also feature games, a haunted house, activities,...

Halloween on the Wharf

Halloween on the Wharf

1 Old Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey, CA 93940

Oct 31, 2024 at 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Save the Date for this great destination for all ages on Halloween! Fisherman's Wharf Association will hold its free “Halloween on the Wharf: Trick or Treat By the Bay” at...

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Carmel by the Sea Birthday Party and Parade

Carmel by the Sea Birthday Party and Parade

Ocean Avenue & San Carlos Street
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Oct 31, 2024 at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Carmel-by-the-Sea is celebrating 108 years in style with a dazzling parade of awe-inspiring floats and amazing performers. The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea was incorporated on Halloween in 1916,...

Carmel by the Sea Veterans Day Celebration

Carmel by the Sea Veterans Day Celebration

Ocean Avenue
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Nov 11, 2024 at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Military officials and city dignitaries, including the mayor, gather in Devendorf Park to honor Veterans of the nation’s wars with a ceremony and speeches. Afterward, the American Legion Post...

Del Monte Shopping Center Christmas Tree Lighting

Del Monte Shopping Center Christmas Tree Lighting

1410 Del Monte Center
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 16, 2024 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

This family favorite event kicks off the holiday season and culminates with the lighting of the Del Monte Christmas Tree by Santa & Mrs. Claus. Free refreshments will be served and free...

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Ice Skating by the Bay

Ice Skating by the Bay

4 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 22, 2024 at 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Celebrate the holidays amidst Monterey Bay's coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay's seasonal ice skating rink located in Custom House Plaza behind Portola Hotel & Spa. Skaters can spend...

Cannery Row Tree Lighting

Cannery Row Tree Lighting

700 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 22, 2024 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Join us for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Cannery Row in Steinbeck Plaza. This free holiday event is a fun tradition for the whole family featuring Christmas Carolers and of course, Santa...

Ice Skating by the Bay

Ice Skating by the Bay

4 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 23, 2024 at 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Celebrate the holidays amidst Monterey Bay's coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay's seasonal ice skating rink located in Custom House Plaza behind Portola Hotel & Spa. Skaters can spend...

Ice Skating by the Bay

Ice Skating by the Bay

4 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 24, 2024 at 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Celebrate the holidays amidst Monterey Bay's coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay's seasonal ice skating rink located in Custom House Plaza behind Portola Hotel & Spa. Skaters can spend...

Ice Skating by the Bay

Ice Skating by the Bay

4 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 25, 2024 at 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Celebrate the holidays amidst Monterey Bay's coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay's seasonal ice skating rink located in Custom House Plaza behind Portola Hotel & Spa. Skaters can spend...